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Manhattan (Propeller), sunk, 1 May 1857

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Propeller MANHATTAN, struck rock in St. Mary's River and sunk, cargo supplies and merchandise. Raised. Property loss $17,300
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      January 28, 1858 (1857 casualty list)

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PROPELLER SUNK. - We learn from a despatch to Messrs. Bagnall & Dobbins, that the propeller MANHATTAN, which left Detroit a few days since, with supplies for Lake Superior, is sunk at Sault Ste. Marie. Her stern is said to be in 26 feet of of water, while her bows are well out. Capts Keahoe and Glazier, left Detroit last evening, to go to her assistance. Capt. Keahoe thinks she will be raised without much difficulty. The Captain also writes that he expects to get up the propeller WEBB, burned last fall, near the same locality.
      Buffalo Daily Republic
      Monday, May 18, 1857

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      The steamer ILLINOIS returned to Detroit yesterday afternoon, being the first arrival from Lake Superior this season. She passed through the canal as far as Whiskey Bay, beyond which point she was prevented from going; the ice being two feet thick as far as could be seen. Reports the propeller MANHATTEN struck a rock in Sault Ste. Marie River and sunk. She was afterwards got out into Sault Ste Marie, where she now lies.
      Buffalo Daily Republic
      Tuesday, May 19, 1857

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The propeller MANHATTAN was partly raised, but fell back again, and now remains in her former position. -- Cleveland Herald, 27th.
      Buffalo Daily republic
      Friday, May 29, 1857
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We learn from Capt. Dobbins, that the attempt to raise the propeller MANHATTAN, sunk at the Sault, has resulted in a failure, but hopes are entertained that future efforts will prove more successful.
      The propeller WEBB, burned last fall near the Sault, has been raised, and her hull towed to Detroit, where she will be rebuilt.
      Buffalo Daily Republic
      Friday, June 5, 1857

      PROPELLER MANHATTAN RAISED. - We learn from Captain Glazier, that the propeller MANHATTAN, sunk near the Sault, was raised on the 9th, and was unloading, preparatory to being repaired.
      Buffalo Daily Republic
      Saturday, June 13, 1857

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Freight: merchandise &c.
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Manhattan (Propeller), sunk, 1 May 1857